The table below looks at the statistics for Automation Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automation Testing over the 3 months to 24 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
24 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Testing
Rank 54 78 65
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -13
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 8 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.12% 0.29% 0.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.50% 0.40% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 2
Median daily rate £400 £275 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.45% -26.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £364 £275 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £477 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £334 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.86% -4.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 -
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -
Automation Testing
Berkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Reading region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
532 756 615
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 74.61% 73.83% 70.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 299 515 347
Median daily rate £400 £420 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% -1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £558 £564
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 20 12
Median hourly rate £22.35 £37.09 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.74% +95.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.15 £30.90 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.28 £37.09 £59.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +26.94%

Automation Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Reading region citing Automation Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Automation Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Automation Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Automation Testing across the Reading region.

Automation Testing Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Automation Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Automation Testing across the Reading region over the 3 months to 24 September 2016.

Automation Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 24 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Automation Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Reading region with a requirement for Automation Testing.

1 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (44.44%) Selenium
1 4 (44.44%) SC Cleared
1 4 (44.44%) Security Cleared
2 3 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 3 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 3 (33.33%) Finance
2 3 (33.33%) ISEB
3 2 (22.22%) Linux
3 2 (22.22%) ITSM
3 2 (22.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (22.22%) System Integration Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Jenkins
3 2 (22.22%) Cucumber
4 1 (11.11%) BDD
4 1 (11.11%) Test Planning
4 1 (11.11%) SDLC
4 1 (11.11%) Virtual Environments
4 1 (11.11%) Smoke Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Manual Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Performance Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Test Management
4 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
4 1 (11.11%) WebDriver
4 1 (11.11%) SoapUI
4 1 (11.11%) REST
4 1 (11.11%) Gherkin
4 1 (11.11%) Agile Testing
4 1 (11.11%) JMeter

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Development Applications
1 4 (44.44%) Selenium
2 2 (22.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (22.22%) Cucumber
2 2 (22.22%) Jenkins
3 1 (11.11%) JMeter
3 1 (11.11%) SoapUI
3 1 (11.11%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Test Manager
2 3 (33.33%) Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Automation Tester
3 2 (22.22%) Tester
4 1 (11.11%) Automation Test Lead
4 1 (11.11%) Change Project Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Developer in Test
4 1 (11.11%) Java Automation Tester
4 1 (11.11%) Project Change Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Project Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Selenium Automation Tester
4 1 (11.11%) Selenium Test Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Selenium Tester
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Change Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Test Automation Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Test Automation Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) Gherkin
1 1 (11.11%) REST
1 1 (11.11%) SOAP
1 1 (11.11%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 3 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 3 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (22.22%) ITSM
3 2 (22.22%) System Integration Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Agile Testing
4 1 (11.11%) ITIL
4 1 (11.11%) Performance Testing
4 1 (11.11%) PRINCE
4 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2
4 1 (11.11%) Project Management
4 1 (11.11%) Regression Testing
4 1 (11.11%) SAP Implementation
4 1 (11.11%) Scrum
4 1 (11.11%) SDLC
4 1 (11.11%) Service Management
4 1 (11.11%) TDD
4 1 (11.11%) Test Management
4 1 (11.11%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) SC Cleared
1 4 (44.44%) Security Cleared
2 3 (33.33%) ISEB
3 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
3 1 (11.11%) PMI Certification
3 1 (11.11%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) SAP